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.13 XXIIL Number 4.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, January 27, 1956.
5 Cents Per Copy
ivy Requests Six Million
dlla rs: For Reactivation
Machinery In Motion For
$125,000.00 Bond Election
I" red Facility at Harvey Point ap
p..red a step nearer on Wednesday
of ...jt i. week .when , the Navy,
through 'the Defense Department,
requested Congress to appropriate
' a total of six million dollars for
rebuilding the station. . . : .'. ,
. ! The request was Included in the
, Defense Department's overall bud
get for the .coming fiscal year,
. which begins on Julyl. The entire
. budttet reauest was for 82.012.283.-
i 000 for defense -- installations
throughout the. world. Qf the to-
: tal request $33.8 million was set
out for installations in North Caro
lina, including a 13-plus million
dollars for the air station at Eden
ton.' ' '' '.y-ui-'x ;,.
' The $6 million requested for Har
j Vey Point reconstruction calls for
, a nosehanger, aircrafting parking
areaj seaplane ramps, ; bulkhead,
' dredging, boathouse, barge unload-
ing facilities, fueling and fuel stor
.. age facilities,- seadrome lighting,
.public works facilities and utilities.
Just a year ago this week, the
Town of Hertford, which had had
the site under lease for several
s years, was notified the ' Harvey
Point area was being taken over
again by the Navy Department
; Since then rumors have been cit-
--nir ii ii mnry rim
. The Governors of four Southern
states,'' meeting in Richmond Wed
nesday agreed to use the doctrine
of interposition in seeking reversal
of the Supreme Court order to de
segregate public schools. ' Governor
Luther Hodges, who also attended
the conference, declined an all out
commitment on the proposal.
"President Eisenhower has pro
posed the nation consider adopting
.-a 'standby, consumer credit control
law ag a means of combatting in
flation; Usually such a law Is
adopted only during wartime but
the) President's proposal, a report
iaioV would be a safeguard against
ruaaway prices now that the coun
try is nearing a 400 billion dollar
economy. ; A report from Washing
ton, doubted if Congress will look
witji favor on such a move, bar
ring war. ' N
An announcement was made in
. Washington this week that the
huge store of patents, owned by the
American Telephone and Telegraph
Company, will be opened for use by
the; general public soon. Many" of
the! patents may be used on a royal-ty-ree
basis. The move ii expect
. ed to be a boon to make business
es of the nation. . v '
,v. 4. number of mid-western Con
gressmen have presented a propos
al for a moratorium on farm, mort
gage payments and. a stepped up
livestock buying, program by the
r .Drnmenf as a means for, relief
f farmers. The proposal has
leun made to Secretary of Agricul
ture Benson for consideration.
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iuhii Paul Amen has been named
s l ead footbail coach at Wake
t College. Amen, assistant
, i t Army, wiM succeed Tom
who resigned. r
. '1 of Durants Neck was
ijured at about 5 P. M.,
i his car struck an em
i r;::i.' -h Cty. He
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culatlng frequently the facility was
to be reactivated.
Harvey Point Berved as an au
xiliary air station during World
War II, being deactivated in 1946.
Several -months ago an unofficial
report from Norfolk pointed to
ward its reactivation for the pur
pose of relieving crowded condi
tions at and near Norfolk. - .
', Advance plans for the buildings,
it was learned by The Weekly this
week, are being prepared by an
architectural firm in Winston
Salem, in connection with a firm in
Washington, D. C. According to a
spokesman for the Winston-Salem
firm the overall expenditure of re
construction of the Harvey Point
facilities will cost about $18 mil
lion.;',:" :- . ;.; ;...!. :',. :
In addition to proposed work on
the base, as listed above which is
expected to cost the six million
dollars how requested, additional
expenditures will be made for the
construction of an administration
building, control tower, mess hall,
bachelor officers' quarters, enlisted
men's barracks, storage buildings,
married officers' quarters and in
dividual housing units for married
officers and enlisted men. ; :::-
The WinsfenvSalera architects
are preparing plans for 14 build
ings and the housing units. ;
Caseo of 28 , defeiidantB,f,"tH
charged. ;wtW,ttatfic (violations;
were 1 disposed i Cf ' , by Perquimans
feecorer'a Court during the session
o A i last Tuesday. 1 ' Twenty-two of
the defendants submitted to charg
es of speeding and each paid the
costs of court and fines as indicat
ed following the name. '
These defendants Were: Reuben
Jones, Edward McKinley, Russell
Sams, Ernest Abrams, Wilma Dew
ey $3, Robert Yohe, Walter Bing
ham, Jr., , Virgie Trueblood, Car
son Stervermen, John Lauden $10,
Henry Papa, Gerald Tholl, Fortuna
te Mel, Gaspuni Maniaci, Anthony
Kockanewicz $2, John Gacek $2,
Martha McDermott, Eugene Mes
sina $5, Elra Pate $10, J. C. White,
Clarence Spence $10, and Ray
mond James. ; i
Howard Johnson paid the costs
of court after pleading guilty to
charges of failing to observe a stop
.- Jasper Archer, Negro, was taxed
with the costs on charges of driv
ing with insufficient brakes. He
entered a plea of guilty to the
charge. . t ,
A bond posted by Percy Nixon,
Negro, charged with driving drunk,
was ordered forfeited when Nixon
failed to appear in Court to answer
to the charges.
Joe Riddick,, Negro, paid the
costs of court after pleading guil
ty to charges of parking a vehicle
on a highway." ,
' James Collins, Negro, was order
ed to pay a fine of $25 and costs
after pleading guilty to charges, of
driving without a license, y.
. Tyler Vick, Negro, was fined $25
and costs on plea of gftilty to
charges of allowing an unlicensed
operator to drive his car.
Following recess of the conrt
session, Judge Chas E. Johnson an
nounced the Recorder's Court will
be in session on Tuesday January
SI and February 7 in the council
room of the Municipal Building in
Hertford instead of the Court
House because of the terms of Su
perior Court which Will be' con
vened op those dates. x
New Paster At : .
The Rev. Philip Quldley has ac
cepted a call to the Eethel Baptist
Church, filling the pulp?t left va-
cant by tlie Fev. J. D. f ' er, who
moved tj i. J-r.
-V j C i i rv ) tLe Eiug'ees
Tuesday Last Day
A reminder was issued today by
Julian C, Powell, County Tax Su
pervisor, to Perquimans property
owners who have not, as yet, list
ed their property for 1956 taxes.
Mr. Powell said next Tuesday, Jan
uary 81, will be the last day for
property owners to list without a
penalty being added for late list
ing. Tax listers for 'the various
townships will be at their, appoint
ed'places today, tomorrow, Monday
and Tuesday for the purpose of
serving .the property owners.
Chas. Skinner, Jr.
Winner Of Jaycee
Charles Skinner, Jr., was pre
sented the Distinguished Service
Award by the Hertford Junior
Chamber of Commerce as the Out
standing Young Man of the Year
at the organization's annual birth
day and Ladies' Night banquet
which was held last Saturday
Eldon Winslow, president of the
Jaycees, presided over the dinner
meeting and Bob Cox, National Di
rector, " N. C. Jaycees, was the
guest speaker. Levin Culpepper,
10th District Vice President, made
the presentation of the award.
The Jaycce Young Man of the
Yea award is an annual event, the
selection being made by three judg
ed oyer he Sfr'year age- limit for
unilnaaa whn are llhmitte(t bv'nr-
ani2atidns within he county. S
'The1 Ward is giveri to .the young
nian Itnei iudires ' find, thrttitrh a
point system, has contributed most
to the advancement and Welfare of
the community during the past 12
months. The selection of Mr. Skin
ner for the honor this -year was
based upon his participation and
activities in community and civic
Some of the activities taken part
in during the past year by Mr.
Skinner incliided aid rendered in
raising funds and helping to con
struct the Ground Observer tower;
serving as Chief Observer of the
Ground Observer Corps; Captain of
No. 2 Comnanv. Hertford Volun
teer Fire Department; First Vice
President of Wm. Paul Stamngs
Post of the American Legion;
Quartermaster of Veterans of For
eign Wars Post; Vice President oi
the Hertford Junior Chamber of
Skinner, a member of the Hert
ford Methodist Church, gives free
ly of time to assist promotion of
worthy projects, and works well
with groups of different organiza
tions. He is an interviewer with
the Employment Security Com
mission of North Carolina.
R, C, . Elliott, Hertford To4n
Clerk, was elected chairman of the
Perquimans Chapter of the Ameri
can Red Cross at a,Teorganization
al meeting held in the Municipal
Building in "Hertford last Friday
afternoon.- Elliott; will succeed C
P. Morris who served as chairman
for the past two years. v
Other officers of the Perquim
ana rtinntnv ftlected at the meeting
were Mrs. J. H. Towe, vice chair
man; A. . W. Hefren, treasurer, C.
C. Banks, secretary, and Mrs. Law
rence Towe, chairman of the Jun
ior Red Cross.' ' ' v - '
AH committee chairmen were re
elected to their posts t6 serve dui
ing the coming year. , 5
- At the close of the meeting Mr.
Morris, retiring chairman, expres
sed his appreciation to his co-workers
and the public for the fine co
operation given him while he serv
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Annual DSA Plaque
FLIGHT OF FANCY No space ship, this. It's the balcony of a
hillside home in Turin, Italy. Architect Enzo Venturelli, left,
calls the design "Chaos." ' Sculptor Umberto Mastroianni, right)
commissioned the unusual design for his home. ,
The January term of Superior
Court will convene here next Mon
day with Judge J. Paul Frizelle
presiding over the term which will
handle a docket consisting of 24
civil cases. :
A special term of court follows
the regular term, and this will con
vene Monday, February 6. , .
, .A court calendar for next weekls
term has be'en'tfdeaitHdjiby -Clerk
(ft Court W. H. Pitt ks follovirg': i'
N. W, Chap'pell tys.- Elbert N.
Westchester Ins. Co., vs. NCHS !
& PWC. ;'.
Washington Lbr. Co. vs. Ed Lee
Retha S. Chesson vs. Bruster Ches
Hertford Livestock Co. vs. D. M.
Robertson et als.
Duval Dis. Co. vs. J. M. Spruill.
C. E. Cannon vs. Charles R. Ward.
Catherine Thach vs. James Thach.
Natl. Cash Register vs. J. M.
Mack Ward vs. Bank of Edenton.
R. B. Thach vs. Washington Lbr.
, Percell Skinner" vs. Charlie Jer
Percy Brothers vs. Charlie Jer
nigan. Sinclair Ref. Co. vs. Enos Mal
Martha Brinklcy vs. H. D. Hur
dle.:" . y
Mariah Jordon vs. N; E. Chappell.
Sanford Stall ings vs. Alton Wins
low.. William Wilson vs. Wilbert Wil
son. Jack Sawyer vs. Robert Ivey.
Amy Thompson vs. Milton Dail,
Dorothy Lightfoot vs. William
Dianne Lightfoot vs. William
Russell. : '
Howard Lightfoot ,vs. William
Drawn for jury service for the
court term convening January 30
were; J. P. Chesson,- Jr., Ulric C.
Caddy, F. R. Chappell, B. G.
Koonce,. J. ' J. Phillips, James F.
Perry, Quincy Riddick, Abram L.
Hurdle, Norman Godfrey, John
Harrell, Lester Keel, W." H. Lane,
Caleb Raper, .Oliver Cartwright,
Jessie Lee Harris, James T. Hall,
Jones Perry, M. M. Spivey, Sr.,
Carson Monds, W. A. Gay, Wilbert
Wilson, J. R. .' Jarvis, . J. Alton
Pierce, Earl Taylor, J. P. Cart
wrierht. D. A Winslow. Robert
Russell, , W. L. Sumner, Carl' N. '
Owens,' V. L. Proctor, Archie As
bell,. Henry Edd Smith, Henry C.
Sullivan, John O. White, Jr.; E. S.
Fulghum, Abe Godfrey, Sr.
AUXILIARY TO MEET
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The American Legion Auxiliary
members will meet Thursday night,
February 2, at 8 o'clock at the
ttnma nf Mr. C P. Morris. All
bring a white elephant to be used
in games and contents. .
Hertford PTA In
Meeting Here Last
The Parent-Teacher Association
of the Hertford Grammar School
niei Thursday night .of last week' in
the Court 'Huso. The site: of the
meeting 'being changed due (jo the
If ire Which destroyed the -.'school.
All future meetings will be held at
the Court House on the usual meet
Mrs. Jack Brinn presided over
the business session which includ
ed a discussion, by the PTA mem
bers concerning possible sites for a
new grammar school. At the close
of the discussion an overwhelming
majority of tiie members express
ed a preference for the building to
be constructed on the tract of land
facing Dobb Street which is now
owned by the Warren Heirs.
Superintendent of Schools J. T.
Biggers was the program speaker.
He spoke on the subject of Schools
in North Carolina and gave a com
parison of the schools as rated
against those in other states.
At the close of the meeting it
was announced that the PTA study
course for this month will be pre
sented in two Barts, the first be
ing scheduled for Friday morning,
January .27, at the Agriculture
Building from 9:30 to 11:30 o'clock
and the second part will be held
Friday night at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Warner Madre from 8
to 10 o'clock.
Civil Defense Talk
Given At Central
PTA Meet Monday
: Monday evening, January 23, the
PTA of Perquimans Central Gram
mar School held its regular meet
ing in the auditorium . with the
president, Mrs. John Hurdle, pre
siding. "America" was sung at the open
ing of the meeting, after which the
meeting was turned over to Mrs.
Raymond Stanton of Winfall, who
was in charge of the program.
Mrs. E. R. Meekins Conducted the
devotional using as her text a few
verses from the 18th Chapter of.
St. Luke. She emphasized the im
portance of giving children the
knowledge of spiritual strength be
ginning first in the homes; , A
male quartet Of Winfall sang "Send
The Light" with Mrs. Durwood
Barber at the piano.
Miss Thelma Elliott, principal of
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Abnormally low temperatures
continued to hover over Perquim
ans County this week, and the
third heavy snowfall of the season
was experienced Monday night.
The snow started falling about 7
P. M., and soon covered the ground
with a blanket of white. High
way travel was slowed considerably
but employees of the Highway De
partment worked diligently to keep
the roads as suf.i as possible for
Weather forecasi"rs predict tem
peratures in this area will remiiin
below normal during the net 15
Win Double Bill
The Indians and Squaws of Per
quimans High School lost basket
ball games to the Plymouth High
teams Tuesday night, the Indians
dropping a hard fought battle to
the Panthers by a two-point mar
gin of 60-58 while Plymouth girls
defeated the Squaws 60 to 45.
Perquirnans held a nine point
lead at the half with the score
standing at 34-25 but Plymouth
staged a second half rally which
accounted for the narrow win.
Billy. Bray with 20 points was high ,
scorer of 'the contest. Nooney and
Harden each scored 15 points for
Plymouth. Others scoring for the
Indians was Williams 12, Baker 9,
Matthews 7, filler anijlowe'lf
Latham led the Plymouth girls
scoring a total of 33 points
While Stokes was high for Per
quimans with 28 points. Plymouth
had an 11-point lead at half time
with a score of 31-20. Bagley scor
ed nine points for the Squaws, Hol
lowell hit for six and Edwards
Perquimans divided a double bill
with Edenton last Friday night, the
Indian Squaws winning an easy
victory 37 to 24. The local girls
rolled up a 9-0 lead at the end of
the first period and were ahead 19
to 5 at half time. Coach Ike Per
ry used his entire squad of reserves
during the final half and the re
serves tallied a total of 18 points
while the Acelets hit for 19.
Stokes and Russell were high scor
ers for Perquimans. .
In the boys' game, a contest
which was a thriller until the clos
ing minutes, Edenton jumped into
a 12-10 lead at the first period and
held a five point advantage at the
half, 26-21. The Indians closed the
gap to 33-36 at .the end of the
third period and tied the score with
four minutes of play remaining, j
The Aces then spurted to take com
mand of the situation and finished
with a nine point victory 52 to 43.
Tonight the Indians and Squaws
will travel to Williamston for re
turn games with the Green Wave
and next Tuesday the local teams
will play Tarboro here in Hertford.
Annual Farm Bureau
Meeting Set Today
The annual meeting of the Per
quimans County Farm Bureau will
be held at Perquimans High School
on Friday, January 27, beginning
at 4 o'clock, it was reported this
week by Walter Nowell. president
of the organization.
Paul Shackelford, Farm Bureau
Field Representative, will discuss a
few of the Farm Bureau policies
during the meeting. : '
Following the meeting a supper
will be served those attending. Mr.
Nowell said a person's 1956 mem
bership card is a pass for the sup
per and he urged all members to
attend and bring the family.
HOLD BUSINESS MEETING
The counsellors and officers of
the Youth Fellowship organization
of the Methodist churches in the
Perquimans-Chowan District met
Sunday at the Methodist' Church in
Edenton to discuss business and to
map out pluiis for tl coming
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Achieved By Local
Hertford Post No. 126 of the
American Legion has exceeded its
membership quota for 1956 accord
ing to information received here
from State Headquarters of the
American Legion in Raleigh.
John H. Decker, Commander of
,he Post, has received a letter from
tho Legion Adjutant, Nash McKee,
expressing thanks to the member
ship chairman, all Post officers,
and membership workers for their
Paul H. Robertson of , Chapel
Hill, Department Commander of
the American Legion, issued a
statement of high praise for the
Comdr. Robertson said, "I am
proud to congratulate the officers
and members of Post 126 upon this
notable achievement. All of - the
programs and serviivs of the Leg
ion are made possible through dues
paid for membership and we ap
preciate the great part played by
Post No. 126 of Hertford. Sincere
thanks to every member of the
Post who had a part in the mem
The quota of Post No. 126 is 46
and the membership for 1956 to
date is 49. Quotas are assigned
each Post by the State Headquar
ters and are based on the average
membership of the Post for the
past four- years.
"We do not intend to stop our
membership drive now .that we
have reached our quota Post
Commander Decker s'ai'd. '''There
are many niore eligible!! veterans
who have not yet' joined our Post
and we invite theta all to become
members." ' .'
In Safety Drive
The Perquimans Weekly has
been awarded a citation for valu
able service for the support and
helping to prevent accidents dur
ing the "Slow Down and Live" pro
gram conducted throughout the na
tion by the National Conference of
State Safety Coordinators in the
campaign of 1955. The citation
was issued by Edward Scheidt,
Important For Tax
(This article, the third In a se
ries describing the provisions
of the Federal income and So
cial Security tax laws as they
affect farm people, was, pre
pared by Charles R. Pugh, W.
L. Turner, and C. W. Williams,
extension farm management
specialists, N. C, State Col
lege.) . An accounting method should ac
curately reflect income and expens
es. This purpose is valid whether
records are being used as a basis
of reporting taxes or as a means
of measuring progress in farming.
Record systems can be organized to
fit. the basis of reporting income
tax, found most favorable to the
The most commonly used ac
counting method used by farmers is
the "cash receipts and disburse
ments" method. Under this system
all taxable income whether receiv
ed in cash or property is listed in
the year received. Expenses in
curred in producing farm commodl
ties are deductible only in the tax
able year in which they are paid.
Gross Income under the cash meth
od includes receipts during the tax
able year from the sale of raised
livestock, pjiJcry, crops, and pro
Meeting in special session here
last Monday night the Board of
County Commissioners and the
Board of Education began pro
ceedings leading to a school bond
election to provide $125,000, to be
added to other available funds, to
be used in constructing a new
grammar school to replace the one
destroyed by fire two weeks ago.
The Board of Education present
ed the Commissioners with a reso
lution which set forth facts that
the new building was needed in or-'
der for it to maintain school facili
ties within the county as prescrib-" .
ed by law. The resolution pointed
out present facilities are inade
quate and a new building was
needed to bring facilities up to re- -quirements.
Following the presentation of this
resolution the County Commission- ,
ers then adopted two resolutions,
sebuiig uic juacninery in muiiun
which will lead to a special election
by which the voters of the county ,
will determine the question of is
suing bonds in an amount of $125,
000 for the purpose of supplying
the funds for the school. Copies
of these resolutions are published
elsewhere in this edition of The
A public hearing on the matter
i of issuing these bonds will be con
ducted by the Board of Commiso
sioners on February 7, at 10 A. M.,
in the Court House in Hertford.
The Board of Education then act
ed upon a number of matters per
taining to the building of the new
school. It authorized the chair
man, J. Edgar Morris and Superin
tendent of Schools J. T. Biggers to
negotiate with the owners of a
tract of land, known as the War
ren .tract, located adjacent to Dobb
Street, near Woodland ircle- tar-i
the .purpose of obtaining a part of .
thii'trhct of iiandr&s'a site for the.
new building!1' '; .
Negotiations for the purchase of
this tract of land are expected to
be' started immediately.
The Board voted to employ im
mediately an architect to prepare
plans for the new school and au
thorized Mr. Biggers and Mr. Mor
ris to secure the services of the
architect requesting plans be read
ied for the possible letting of con
tracts for construction about May
Members of the Board of Edu
cation discussed, at length, the dis
posal of the tract of land on which
was situated the building which
burned. However, no action was
taken on this matter and it was
tabled for further discussion at a
duce; breeding fees; rents; agricul
tural program payments; patron
age dividends; and profits from the
sale of livestock and other items
which were purchased.
Many farmers who are likely to
sell two or more years' production
in one year use the "accrual" ac
counting method. Under this sys
tem, farm income is included in in- :
come for the year in which it is
earned, regardless of when pay
ment is received. Changes in in- ;
ventory values of livestock, crops,
produce, feed, etc., during the tax- :
able year are considered equivalent
to increases or decreases in income. .
Unlike the cash method, complete
inventories at the beginning and
end of the year are required for
reporting on the accrual method.
Under the accrual method, farm ex- .
penses are deductible in the taxable
year in which incurred, whether,
paid or not
Over a period of years, the ac
crual method may allow a smaller
tax outlay since 'taxes are progres
sive and since a more uniform tax
able income is shown than under '
the cash method. On the other
hand the cash method has certain
advantages for more simplified
record-keeping. When using the.
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